Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society
UN Ocean Decade Actions
This virtual session “Co-designing the science we need for the Western Pacific and adjacent areas” was convened by WESTPAC for the Western Pacific, with the support of the Swedish Ministry of the Environment, as part of the Ocean Decade Virtual Series. It explored opportunities and challenges and discuss best practices to deliver co-designed, solution-oriented research that will lead to transformative Decade Actions with long-lasting benefits to the ocean and society.
The workshop was organized by the WESTPAC during the East Asia Marine Cooperation Platform and consist of thematic key-note session and discussions session focusing on the themes covers clean ocean, predicable ocean, healthy and resilient ocean, safe ocean, sustainable ocean, transparent ocean.
The Regional Planning Workshop was organized by the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC), in close cooperation with the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), Japanese National Committee for IOC/UNESCO, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), the University of Tokyo and other partners in the region.
A high level of enthusiasm for and passion about the Decade has been pervasive throughout the event, resulting in a series of concrete follow-up arrangements. The RPW reflected priority issues and development challenges in the region, identified knowledge gap and scientific priorities, and provided recommendations on future science actions. These valuable inputs and recommendations will be integrated into the Decade global science action plan and operational plan.
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